A chart comparing the UK "Spread of Spreads" (i.e., UK CDS - Germany CDS compared to Gilts over Bunds), indicates that the spread is now near record levels, and that the island nation may soon be dragged into the same vortex as the rest of the soon to be bailed out Club Med farm animals. As a reminder, this is comparable to the action seen before the cataclysm in Greece, and the blow outs in Portuguese and Spanish credit spreads. Also, as we pointed out on Tuesday (sorry can't find link right now and we are not big on slideshows), CDS traders moved to the UK en masse, with the country seeing the largest amount of derisking by a material amount. Add a historic election in the offing, and the risk for the UK may just supplant that of the much more manageable "2.7% of European GDP" Greece. Alas, the same excuse will not work with the UK.